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SBL - EIU Student Medical Clinic Laboratory

The SBL-EIU Student Medical Clinic laboratory at Eastern Illinois University’s Medical Clinic is located in the Human Services Building in the South Quad. 

Available Testing

A wide variety of point of care lab tests are performed at EIU Medical Clinic Laboratory. Specimens are also collected on-site at the lab and sent off-campus to the main Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital Lab for testing. 

Procedures Available On-Site

  • Mono Tests
  • Influenza Tests
  • Sickle Cell Screens
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Strep Tests
  • Throat Cultures
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Culture
  • Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and vaginal yeast infections
  • Screening for Drugs of Abuse
  • COVID-19 Tests
  • Specimens are collected on-site for other laboratory tests and couried to the local hospital's laboratory for analysis.

Test Results

Most laboratory results are available in 24 hours. All laboratory results for student patients of legal adult age are confidential. No one, including parents, may obtain test results without written consent from the patient.

Charges for Laboratory Services

Laboratory services are primarily supplemented by the Health Services student fee. Laboratory tests are performed at a minimal expense to students, with students being charged nominal fees which cover the cost of testing. Laboratory services not covered by the Health Services fee will be billed to the student’s university account.  The SBL-EIU Student Medical Clinic does not take insurance for laboratory tests.

Tips for Lab Patients

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment
  • Check in at the front desk
  • Bring a Photo ID and arrive with a full bladder if you are having drug screening collected
  • Follow all instructions given to you by the medical staff member during testing
  • Let the medical staff member know if you have a history of fainting during blood testing
  • Let the medical staff member know if you are nauseous, dizzy, or feel faint the day of your test
  • Do not use throat lozenges prior to a throat culture; it may alter the results
  • Do not urinate prior to an appointment requiring a urine specimen
  • Do not hold your breath while having blood drawn
  • Remain still during a phlebotomy; arm movement may cause the needle(s) to come out

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Contact Information

Health & Counseling Services

Medical Clinic
Eastern Illinois University Human Services Building
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Academic Year Hours


Summer Hours

8am – 4:30 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm Friday

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